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Suddenly Sixty and Other Shocks of Later Life By Judith Viorst

Suddenly Sixty and Other Shocks of Later Life by Judith Viorst

Condition - Very Good
$14.99
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Summary

From the bestselling author of "Forever Fifty" comes a new collection of poems that tickles, consoles, and offers the pleasure of instant recognition--the perfect gift for any woman anywhere in the vicinity of 60. 36 two-color illustrations.

Suddenly Sixty and Other Shocks of Later Life Summary

Suddenly Sixty and Other Shocks of Later Life by Judith Viorst

Judith Viorst is known and loved by readers of all ages, for children's books such as Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; nonfiction titles, including the bestseller Necessary Losses; and her collections of humorous poetry, which make perfect gifts for birthdays, Mother's Day, graduation, Christmas, Chanukah, or at any time of year.

Suddenly Sixty is a funny and touching book that speaks directly to the sixty-ish woman, inviting her to laugh about, sigh over, and come to hopeful terms with the complex issues of this decade of life.

Among the poems in this charmingly illustrated collection are those exploring the joys--and strains--of children and grandchildren, and the intimacy of old friends who've 'known each other so long/We knew each other back when we were virgins." There are poems that tip their hat to mortality, wrestle with a husband's retirement --"He's coming with me when I shop at the supermarket/So I won't have to shop alone. I like alone."-- and acknowledge the fact that at this stage of life we'd "give up a night of wild rapture with Denzel Washington for a nice report on my next bone density test." Offering plenty of laughs, a few tears, and cover-to-cover truths, these are poems for everyone who would "rather say never say die than enough is enough." Every woman who has reached this decade will--rueful and smiling--find herself in the pages of this book.

About Judith Viorst

Judith Viorst is the author of the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has sold some four million copies; the Lulu books, including Lulu and the Brontosaurus; the New York Times bestseller Necessary Losses; four musicals; and poetry for children and young adults. Her most recent books of poetry include What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About? and Nearing Ninety.

Additional information

GOR002252055
9780684867632
068486763X
Suddenly Sixty and Other Shocks of Later Life by Judith Viorst
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Simon & Schuster
2000-10-01
79
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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